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Title: Scintillator material

Abstract

An improved scintillator material comprising cerium fluoride is disclosed. Cerium fluoride has been found to provide a balance of good stopping power, high light yield and short decay constant that is superior to known scintillator materials such as thallium-doped sodium iodide, barium fluoride and bismuth germanate. As a result, cerium fluoride is favorably suited for use as a scintillator material in positron emission tomography. 4 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7239413
Patent Number(s):
US 5134293; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-218234
Assignee:
Universities Research Association, Inc., Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-091184
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12 Jul 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CERIUM FLUORIDES; DIAGNOSTIC USES; POSITRON COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; PERFORMANCE; OPTIMIZATION; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; SCINTILLATION COUNTING; CERIUM COMPOUNDS; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; FLUORIDES; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; RARE EARTH COMPOUNDS; TOMOGRAPHY; USES; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics

Citation Formats

Anderson, D.F., and Kross, B.J. Scintillator material. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Anderson, D.F., & Kross, B.J. Scintillator material. United States.
Anderson, D.F., and Kross, B.J. Tue . "Scintillator material". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {An improved scintillator material comprising cerium fluoride is disclosed. Cerium fluoride has been found to provide a balance of good stopping power, high light yield and short decay constant that is superior to known scintillator materials such as thallium-doped sodium iodide, barium fluoride and bismuth germanate. As a result, cerium fluoride is favorably suited for use as a scintillator material in positron emission tomography. 4 figs.},
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year = {Tue Jul 28 00:00:00 EDT 1992},
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